THIS is what you've been doing wrong.
Match released their 6th annual Singles in America study, which surveyed the behaviors and attitudes of over 5,000 single people across the United States.
How do you get that second date, you ask?
It starts from the moment you begin to plan your first date with your digital crush:
1. Go out for some sushi (really!)
The #SinglesInAmerica study found that while most singles preferred to eat American cuisine on a date, the chances of getting a second date increased by 107 percent if you went on a sushi date.
Singles also had higher odds if they ordered a cocktail instead of wine or beer (boosted by 137 percent), and second date chances increased by 59 percent if they went out for after-dinner drinks. Are singles trying to get liquored up?
2. Stop talking sports and start talking politics.
If you’re not a sports fan, you might be in luck. Less than 25 percent of men and women said they cared about sports, so there’s no need to worry about catching the game to be able to discuss the after show highlights on your date.
Can you talk politics? According to the SIA study, bringing politics into the convo raises your chances of a second date by 91 percent. Who knew?
The study also showed that finances and the economy were on the list for 41 percent of women, so start balancing your check book and check your credit score.
3. Keep the conversations simple and sweet.
Match found that the prime length for a date to was two to two-and-a-half hours, so less is more in the world of dating. You really want to leave your date wanting to get to know more about you.
I always suggest that you ration your information flow and leave the novel at home — you don’t want to tell your entire story on the first date.
At the end of the date, you have my permission to finally take out your cell phone, so you can put a second date on the calendar. You always want to end the date where you both leave with a smile on your faces and have a second date to look forward to.
Julie Spira is an online dating expert and author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. For more dating advice follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and like her at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.